Middle East Economic Survey


No 36


Kurds Continue Upstream Push Amid Iraq’s Political Realignment

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq has signed a flurry of new oil deals in recent weeks and in some of these is adopting a new strategy of taking shares in investing companies. The deals come amid heated political horse-trading as the KRG forms a new cabinet following the 25 July elections, which saw one of the ruling parties in government, the...